59 days in Lake District Itinerary

59 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Kendal
— 1 night
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Portinscale
— 1 day
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Bowness-on-Windermere
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Penrith
— 1 night
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
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Grasmere
— 2 nights
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Millom
— 2 nights
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Ulverston
— 2 nights
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Grange-over-Sands
— 3 nights
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Seathwaite
— 1 night
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Appleby-in-Westmorland
— 2 nights
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Eskdale
— 2 nights
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Barrow-in-Furness
— 2 nights
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Ravenglass
— 3 nights
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Kirkby Stephen
— 1 night
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Newby Bridge
— 2 nights
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Coniston
— 2 nights
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Borrowdale
— 2 nights
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Windermere
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Braithwaite
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Backbarrow
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Little Langdale
— 1 night
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Bassenthwaite
— 3 nights
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Seascale
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Threlkeld
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Patterdale
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Ambleside
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Troutbeck
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Great Langdale
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Broughton-in-Furness
— 1 night
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Troutbeck
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Caldbeck
— 1 night
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Greystoke
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Kendal — 1 night

Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at Quaker Tapestry Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kendal trip itinerary app.

London to Kendal is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Portinscale.
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Portinscale — 1 day

Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and then walk around Hope Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Portinscale day trip planner.

You can drive from Kendal to Portinscale in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bowness-on-Windermere trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Bowness-on-Windermere takes an hour. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Penrith.
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Penrith — 1 night

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 10th (Wed), look for gifts at Hedgehog Bookshop, then take in nature's colorful creations at Acorn Bank, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aira Force Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Penrith road trip planning site.

You can drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Penrith in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 3 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Cockermouth Sweetie Shop and then see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cockermouth History Wall, then admire the striking features of Wordsworth House and Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Crummock Water, and finally explore the activities along Buttermere Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Penrith to Cockermouth by car takes about an hour. In July in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grasmere.
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Grasmere — 2 nights

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. On the 13th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Lancrigg - Wordsworths Woodland Walks and then contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio, then look for gifts at Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, then examine the collection at Wordsworth Grasmere, and finally explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grasmere visit site.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Grasmere takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Millom.
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Millom — 2 nights

Millom is a town and civil parish on the north shore of the estuary of the River Duddon around 7 miles north of Barrow-in-Furness in southwest Cumbria, England. To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Millom holiday planner.

Getting from Grasmere to Millom by car takes about an hour. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Ulverston.
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Ulverston — 2 nights

Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, then examine the collection at Laurel and Hardy Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Conishead Priory. On your second day here, make a trip to The Hoad Monument, then contemplate the long history of Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, then get some fabulous bargains at Cumbria Crystal, and finally head outdoors with Gummer's How.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ulverston online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Millom to Ulverston takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grange-over-Sands.
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Grange-over-Sands — 3 nights

Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Holker Hall & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands tour itinerary tool.

Grange-over-Sands is just a short distance from Ulverston. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seathwaite.
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Seathwaite — 1 night

On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Scafell Pike Mountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seathwaite route builder.

Getting from Grange-over-Sands to Seathwaite by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Appleby-in-Westmorland.
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Appleby-in-Westmorland — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by Kennedys Fine Chocolates, then take an in-depth tour of Killhope Lead Mining Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at High Force Waterfall.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Appleby-in-Westmorland trip planner.

Getting from Seathwaite to Appleby-in-Westmorland by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Appleby-in-Westmorland are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eskdale.
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Eskdale — 2 nights

Eskdale is a glacial valley and civil parish in the western Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Wast Water.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eskdale day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Appleby-in-Westmorland to Eskdale takes 2 hours. You'll set off for Barrow-in-Furness on the 27th (Sat).
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Barrow-in-Furness — 2 nights

Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at The Dock Museum, delve into the distant past at Furness Abbey, and then step off the mainland to explore Piel Island. On the next day, explore the activities along South Walney Nature Reserve, then step into the grandiose world of Dalton Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, and finally kick back and relax at Earnse Bay.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Barrow-in-Furness fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Eskdale to Barrow-in-Furness in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ravenglass.
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Ravenglass — 3 nights

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Roman Bath-house, then take some stellar pictures from Great Wood, and then explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravenglass day trip planning site.

Getting from Barrow-in-Furness to Ravenglass by car takes about an hour. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Kirkby Stephen.
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Kirkby Stephen — 1 night

Kirkby Stephen is a civil parish and small market town in Cumbria, in North West England which historically, is part of Westmorland. On the 1st (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Eggleston Hall Gardens and then pause for some photo ops at Water Cut Sculpture.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkby Stephen itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ravenglass to Kirkby Stephen in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Newby Bridge.
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Newby Bridge — 2 nights

Newby Bridge is a small hamlet in the Lake District, Cumbria. On the 3rd (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lakes Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Finsthwaite Tower, and then walk around Fell Foot Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Newby Bridge trip planner.

Drive from Kirkby Stephen to Newby Bridge in an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Coniston.
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Coniston — 2 nights

Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Man of Coniston. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ruskin Museum and then contemplate the long history of Brantwood.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coniston trip planning site.

Coniston is just a short distance from Newby Bridge. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Borrowdale.
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Borrowdale — 2 nights

Borrowdale is a valley and civil parish in the English Lake District in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England.Borrowdale lies within the historic county boundaries of Cumberland, and is sometimes referred to as Cumberland Borrowdale to distinguish it from another Borrowdale in the historic county of Westmorland.GeographyThe valley rises in the central Lake District and runs north carrying the River Derwent into the lake of Derwent Water. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get outside with B5289 Road, then push the limits with Honister Slate Mine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and finally go for a walk through Watendlath.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Borrowdale road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Coniston to Borrowdale takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 8th (Thu), explore the galleries of Cookhouse Gallery and then get great views at Orrest Head. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting and then stop by Lakeland.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Windermere online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Borrowdale to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Braithwaite.
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Braithwaite — 1 night

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Whinlatter Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ennerdale Water.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Braithwaite travel website.

Drive from Windermere to Braithwaite in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Braithwaite are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Backbarrow.
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Backbarrow — 3 nights

Backbarrow is a village in the Lake District National Park in England. On your second day here, ride a horse along Bigland Hall Equine Group, then experience rural life at Old Hall Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Backbarrow trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Braithwaite to Backbarrow by car takes about an hour. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Little Langdale.
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Little Langdale — 1 night

On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Blea Tarn and then cruise along Wrynose Pass.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Little Langdale trip planner.

Getting from Backbarrow to Little Langdale by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bassenthwaite.
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Bassenthwaite — 3 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, meet the residents at The Lake District Wildlife Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Bega's Church.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bassenthwaite sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Little Langdale to Bassenthwaite takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Seascale.
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Seascale — 1 night

Seascale is a village and civil parish on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in north-west England.HistoryThe place-name indicates that it was inhabited by Norse settlers, probably before 1000 AD. It is derived from skali, meaning in Norse a wooden hut or shelter. On the 19th (Mon), stop by SpindleCraft and then kick back and relax at Seascale Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seascale day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bassenthwaite to Seascale in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Threlkeld.
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Threlkeld — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Keswick Climbing Wall & Outdoor Activity Centre, and then don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Discover how to plan a Threlkeld trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Seascale to Threlkeld in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Threlkeld can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Patterdale.
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Patterdale — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the activities along Ullswater.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Patterdale trip itinerary planner.

Patterdale is very close to Threlkeld. In August, daily temperatures in Patterdale can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 24th (Sat), walk around Go Ape Grizedale, then take a peaceful walk through Grizedale Forest, and then steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Loughrigg Fell, then admire the masterpieces at Beatrix Potter Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Waterhead Pier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside route planner.

Traveling by car from Patterdale to Ambleside takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Troutbeck.
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Troutbeck — 1 night

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Troutbeck itinerary planner.

Getting from Ambleside to Troutbeck by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Langdale.
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Great Langdale — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): trek along Angle Tarn and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jack"s Rake.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Great Langdale trip builder tool.

Getting from Troutbeck to Great Langdale by car takes about an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Broughton-in-Furness.
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Broughton-in-Furness — 1 night

Broughton in Furness is a small market town on the southern boundary of England's Lake District National Park. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): savor the flavors at Melville Tyson and then delve into the mystery of Swinside Stone Circle.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Broughton-in-Furness trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Great Langdale to Broughton-in-Furness in an hour. You'll set off for Troutbeck on the 30th (Fri).
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Troutbeck — 2 nights

On the 31st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church and then contemplate the long history of Townend.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Troutbeck trip planner.

Getting from Broughton-in-Furness to Troutbeck by car takes about an hour. You will leave for Caldbeck on the 1st (Sun).
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Caldbeck — 1 night

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Caldbeck road trip planning site.

Getting from Troutbeck to Caldbeck by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Caldbeck can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Greystoke.
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Greystoke — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Tue), get outside with Greystoke Outdoor Pool.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Greystoke trip builder website.

Greystoke is just a short distance from Caldbeck. In September in Greystoke, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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